Kids are starting back to school and they’re going to need somewhere to store their pencils. Why not make it fun with our Dinosaur Pencil Holder made from cardboard rolls! And it comes with a Free Printable Dinosaur Template, too!
Whether you’re homeschooling this year or in person learning, you’re going to need a place to do homework. This dinosaur can be your homework buddy, looking over your papers as you work, as well as a place to hold your pencils. You can also make it sturdier by hot gluing to a block of wood or the like.
Need a few more ideas to get excited for the school year? Check out our Monster Bookmarks, these Apple Paper Photo Frames perfect for those first day back to school pictures, and our Craft Stick Chalkboard Easels that you can prop on the desk, too.
To make our Cardboard Roll Dinosaur Pencil Holder you will need our Dinosaur Template, 4 toilet paper size cardboard rolls each, acrylic paint, cardstock in the same color as paint, black sharpie, small googly eyes, small stapler, a glue stick, and scissors.
Make a Dinosaur Pencil Holder from Cardboard Rolls
- Dinosaur Template
- Cardboard rolls
- Acrylic paint
- Cardstock – matching to paint
- Black sharpie
- Googly eyes, small
- Small stapler
- Glue stick
Arrange 4 cardboard rolls together.
Staple the 4 rolls together at the top and bottom. You will need a small stapler for this as a large one will be hard to fit, as we found out.
Now paint the rolls. You could also paint before you staple, of course. If painting after stapled, just make sure you get every part of the rolls seen. We painted ours green, but we were also thinking of making a purple dinosaur, as well. Let dry.
Print the dinosaur template. Cut out the pieces. Trace the pieces onto cardstock and cut out.
Adhere a googly eye and draw a simple mouth with the black sharpie.
Glue the head in between two rolls in front. Glue the tail to the two rolls in back.
Also draw a few toe lines on the bottom of the two rolls in front with the black sharpie.
Finally, organize your pencils. Again, to make more secure you can hot glue to a block of wood or something sturdy.
We love this dinosaur craft and hope you will, too! Be sure to check out more of our back to school crafts at Our Kid Things!